Live music and holiday happenings in the neighborhood this weekend

by | Nov 17, 2012

Here’s a sampling of events happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Holiday Silent Auction, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, offers behind-the-scenes animal tours and other experiences. At the zoo’s Education Center, next to the South Entrance at North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North. Entrance to the auction is free (but zoo entrance is not included). Parking is free after 4 p.m.

Val d’Alessio, Steve Church, Roo Forest and Kimbery Newland in concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café. On Saturday, the Buzzard hosts Tania Opland and Mike Freeman starting at 7:30 p.m.

Empty Sea Studios‘s show tonight of Kevin Brown and the Beloved Country is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday’s performance by spoken word artist Wesley K. Andrews, who will perform his full-length story cycle “The Riverboat Runs Aground” starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Blue November MicroFilmFest finishes its 10-year run this weekend, at the Upper Crust Catering, 8420 Greenwood Ave. N. $5 suggested donation.

Seattle School Board member Sherry Carr  is hosting a constituents meeting from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr., in the Chapel Building.

The Greenwood Senior Center presents the 3rd Annual Local Giving Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at 525 N. 85th St. Meet representatives from 20 local non-profits and make a donation in honor of loved ones for the holidays.

Carkeek Park’s volunteer Salmon Stewards will be at the park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to help visitors understand the life cycle of the salmon. (Salmon Stewards are there every weekend through Dec. 9.)

Woodland Park Zoo gets into the Thanksgiving spirit with its annual Turkey Toss from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Photo by Dale Unruh, Woodland Park Zoo.

More than two dozen local authors will sign their books at Saturday’s annual Holiday Book Signing from 3-6 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., with proceeds going to literacy programs of the PNA and TeamReads.

The Kathy Kallick Band (below) performs West Coast bluegrass in a Seattle Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, in the Brick Building. Reservations online or call 206-528-8523.

The Green Lake Gobble 5k and 10k Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday near Green Lake’s Aqua Theatre. Organizers expect about 2,000 runners and walkers. Street closures begin at 8:30 a.m.

KlapaDooWopella performs from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at The Olive & Grape restaurant, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.

Seattle Family Dance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Phiney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., hosts live music with the Farradays starting at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Looking ahead to next week, Poetry Northwest celebrates the release of its new issue with a Fall Social from 8-11 p.m. Tuesday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Admission is free. Enjoy jazz sets by the Shawn Mickleson Quartet, a raffle, and readings by Julie Larios, Megan Snyder-Camp, Laura McKee, and Kary Wayson.

Woodland Park Zoo will offer half-off admission next week to anyone wearing UW or WSU swag, in honor of the Apple Cup (or you can show your student ID from either university).

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